Shawn Mendes Insists, Not-Girlfriend Hailey Baldwin, Is His ‘Really Good Friend’ Despite Met Gala Appearance
In heartbreaking news for hopeless romantics: Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin are not dating after all.
Contrary to Hollywood hubbub, the “In My Blood” singer came clean to W magazine recently about his relationship with the model, which he describes is more platonic than anything.
“We’re really good friends,” Mendes told the pub in an interview, released Tuesday (May 8), finally putting long-standing romance rumors to rest.
While there has always been an insinuation there being something more between the stars — what with the 21-year-old bombshells (jokingly?) tweeting her interest in the crooner on Twitter a couples months back — spectators and fans comparatively were sure sparks were flying between the so-called "friends," who attended as each other's date to the 2018 Met Gala earlier this week.
"Only [Hailey Baldwin] can look so FINE she makes [Shawn Mendes] (who is also serving looks) look like his only purpose is to be a bodyguard and walk around her," wrote one zealous fan of the supposed twosome. "I am in love with her dress, hair, I just love her uhg. #MetGala2018"
Not to mention, Baldwin and Mendes weren't the only odd pairing to hit the ball's red carpet, also among them were Riverdale (alleged) loverbirds Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse and darkwave darling Grimes and Elon Musk.
Still, the "Lost in Japan" musician maintains that the Met Gala appearance was all planned out in fun and in Baldwin's favor.
“It’s funny, she’s such a pro with this type of stuff," Mendes explained. "I want it to be amazing for her, so I’ve been trying for the past 24 hours to be really silly so that she stays on. I’m happy to walk with her—she’s amazing.”